Continued Help for Equine Families Affected by the Fort McMurray Wild Fires

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is sending 1,500 bales of hay to Fort McMurray on December 16, 2016 to help support Fort McMurray equine owners through the winter. The hay will help alleviate some of the feed costs over the winter months, but also replace hay that was lost in the fires. The price of […]


2016 Live Outside The Box Winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 Live Outside The Box Winners! Highest Number of Hours of Horse Time Sierra Paterson Age 15 Nessa Ingram Age 14 Tyne Alliban Age 9 Highest Number of Healthy Servings Rayla McKinnon Age 11 Aspen Norman Age 14 Calla Van Beurden Age 8 Highest Number of Hours of Outdoor Activities Hannah Carlson Age […]


Message from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

On October 18, 2016 a letter was sent to all veterinarians through the A.B.V.M.A. (Alberta Veterinary Medical Association) regarding recent phone calls that had been received from horse owners who had heard that there may be a case of neurotropic equine herpes virus (nEHV-1) at a stable in Alberta. After Alberta Agriculture and Forestry contacted […]


EIA National Working Group Report

  The report below outlines the work of the EIA National Program Working Group through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and outlines their recommendations for the development of a future EIA disease control program in Canada. Implementation details including zone location, which movements will require mandatory testing, permitting, and enforcement will be developed during the […]


Trail Closure Update for Crowsnest Pass Area

The main trail to Plane Crash has been reopened. Alberta Environment and Parks have cut in a trail around the giant rutted-out section and ‘buttoned-up’ this section so there is one good trail through the area, installed a couple of culverts and some drainage features and completed some reclamation work. Minimum work was completed on this […]


How to Build Healthy Functional Hooves

Have you ever heard the saying “The horse has five hearts” ? Well, this is very true. Healthy hooves are auxiliary heart pumps assisting in moving blood, oxygen and lymph throughout the horse’s body. With every step they expand and flex to meet the earth: absorbing shock and providing traction. They even sweat and respond […]